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Sweden’s psychedelic doom band, Monolord, is set to release their First full length LP “Empress Rising” via Easy Rider Records in April 2014. The five song album comes in at almost 50 minutes of skull crushing heavy grooves and heavy guitars that summon the spirits of Norse gods when played at loud volumes. Monolord is for more than just doom-metal fanatics—this is an epic record for all fans of guitar driven rock and roll, stoner rock, and heavy riffs. As a free gift from Monolord and EasyRider Records you can download the title song “Empress Rising” here. The song is a 12 minute long opus that will leave you wanting more, but you will have to wait until April 1 2014 for the rest of the record that will be making headlines for next year.
Empress Rising has all of the flavors of an iconic doom record and follows in the footsteps of Sleep Holy Mountain, Pallbearer “Sorrow and Extinction”, Electric Wizard “Witchcult Today” with melodic vocals and harmonies that are super psychedelic and easy to sing along with.
Monolord – “Empress Rising”
Formats- Double LP Vinyl/Digital/CD/Cassette
Release Date – April 1 2013
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Monolord – Empress Rising Track List
1. Empress Rising (12:20)
2. Audhumbla (7:23)
3. Harbinger of Death (8:35)
4. Icon (8:15)
5. Watchers of The Waste (9:49)
Formed in 2013, this band is made up of Swedish rockers Thomas Jäger, Esben Willems, and Mika Häkki. Both Jäger and Willems were in the Swedish boogie rock band Marulk and started Monolord as a side project as a way to play some more heavier tunes, they quickly added Häkki (from The Don Darlings, ex Rotten Sound) and realized that they had something very special between the 3 of them. Monolord became very real very quickly and recording commenced in early 2013. Thomas Jäger had not sung in a band before this one, but you would never know it by the sound of it. Having met EasyRider Records head hauncho Daniel Hall over instagram in May of 2013 when the record was ready to listen to, EasyRider was one of the first that it was sent to and picked up the band immediately after hearing the finished album that will come out worldwide on April 1, until then you will have to sit tight with this first offering of pure hellfire of unrestrained heavy doom that has the ability to shatter windows and put people into an induced coma.
About EasyRider Records –
Formed in 2013, EasyRider Records is dedicated to unearthing the finest heavy psych, doom, stoner rock, and heavy rock. Products include limited runs of vinyl and cassettes with creative packaging the label has 10 bands currently signed to the roster, Salem’s Pot, Slow Season, Red Desert, Albino Python, Sons of Huns, Black Prism, Old Man’s Will (US only), Monolord, Shooting Guns and Spiral Shades. EasyRider Records have also secured the exclusive rights to release cassettes by Sleep, Witchcraft, Kadavar, Graveyard, Valfader, FUZZ and Orchid with more titles to come. EasyRider Records is based out of Los Angeles in the sleepy beach town of Hermosa Beach, don’t let the location fool you, there is nothing SLEEPY going on here except the release of Sleep’s Holy Mountain on cassette.
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